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big story tonight. the case against rodger clemens and got underway this morning with opening statements in the district. the prosecution said they have evident, the scientific evidence the former yankee lied to congress. clemens' attorneys fired back claiming the main witness is a liar and paul wagner is here with more. >> reporter: prosecutor steven durham begin the governor's case and saying it was found on needles and cottonballs saved by clemens' former trainer brian mcnamie. needles and cottonballs that contain steroids. he didn't trust clemmens and that is why he saved them. the attorney of clemens said mcnamie manufactured the evidence and has been lying all along to save his own skin. in the opening statement to the jury, the prosecutor said the governor would call 45 witnesses, including the former yankee andy pettitte who will testify that rodger clippens told him on two occasions -- clemensel to him on two occasions he used human growth hormones. and he said the government will prove ashipment of hdh was sent to clemens' home in houston and they have the truth. on
is accused of running a crime syndicate. >>> roger clemens in d.c. as his criminal trial gets underway, find out how this courtroom drama is expected to play out. >>> later an army soldier accused of breaking into this adult video store, but it's what he was doing inside that has people talking tonight. >>> and check out some of the other stories in our rundown. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. >>> jury selection in the perjury trial of roger clemens got underway today at the federal courthouse in d.c. the former pitching superstar is accused of lying to congress. clemens swore on under oath in 2008 he never used steroids or human growth hormones but the government believes otherwise. fox 5's paul wagner has that story. >> reporter: roger clemens arrived this morning at the u.s. courthouse for what appears to be a major showdown between the pitching great and his former trainer brian mcnamee. clemens who pitched for the boston red sox, toronto blue jays, yankees and houston astros over 23 seasons denied a 2007 report by former senator george m
, america's astronauts are looking at a whole new world. it's opening day for baseball's roger clemens, on trial for perjury with an all-star roster of potential witnesses. and we'll hear from a man who describes whitey bulger as a mentor and a rat, when the cbs evening news continues. makes i, so i wasn't playing much of a role in my own life, but with advair, i'm breathing better so now i can take the lead on a science adventure. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a long-acting bronchodilator, working together to help improve your lung function all day. advair won't replace fast-acting inhalers for sudden symptoms and should not be used more than twice a day. people with copd taking advair may have a higher chance of pneumonia. advair may increase your risk of osteoporosis and some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking advair. if you're still having difficulty breathing, take the lead. ask your doctor if includin
legend roger clemens is in court to face charges that could send him to prison. he's accused of lying under oath about using performance enhancing drugs during his career. >> reporter: roger clemens' perjury trial begins this week in a federal courtroom in washington. lawyers are filing motions today before a jury selection begins. the seven-time cy young award winner is accuse of lying to congress in 2008 when he said ." >> let me be clear, i've never taken steroids or hgh. >> reporter: but a federal grand jury does not convinced. the former star pitcher faces six felony counts including perjury and obstruction of congress. a parade of celebrity athletes is expected in court during the trial including jose canseco and clemens' former teammate andy pettitte. pettitte testified that clemens said he used hgh but the star witness is expected to be the pitcher's long-time trainer. mcnamee claims he injected clemens with illegal performance boosting drugs at least three times between 1998 and 2001. >> i injected the drugs into the body of roger clemens at his direction. >> lawyers for clem
murdering her daughter. >>> roger clemens going on trial today in dc on charges of lying to congress about using performance enhancing drugs live at the courthouse about who is expected to testify. >> then, we all love roller coasters, but imagine being stuck on one for 8 hours. >> not so much fun. >> that happened to these riders more on that horrifying story as fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> well, let's see what is happening over northwest dc a low cloud cover, haze, plenty of heat and humidity too. just another summer day in the city i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. >>> july in dc tony perkens good to see you. >> you as well. good morning everybody happy to see you, yep, you know the routine, hot, humid, chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms some of you there is a chance of that this morning. off to our west there is some thunderstorm activity this morning, moving to the north and east, roughly south of front royal and north and west of culpepper making its way north and east we don't know if this will hang together and get into areas, parts of
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clemens case. >> reporter: today was deja vu all over again but with a few differences. >> reporter: roger clemens was an all-star pitcher. barry bonds was a super star hitter. and now roger clemens joins barry bonds as the latest baseball great tried on charges that he lied about using drugs. >> roger clemens has an ego that makes barry bonds look humble. >> behind closed doors roger clemens raised his pitching arm on live tv and swore to tell the truth before congress. >> let me beclear -- >> reporter: unlike barry bonds, whose trainer went to jail, rainer brian mcnamee is the witness, even providing things. >> during the time i worked with roger clemens i injected him. >> reporter: peter says roger clemens' prosecutors have the friend and teammate andy petit. he says roger clemens told him about using drugs. >> i believe abdomeny misheard. >> the problem that roger clemens has is mett. because petit is someone who is seen as a eagle scout. >> reporter: unlike barry bonds roger clemens in washington does not have home field advantage and are betting he strikes out with the jurors. report
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of next week. >>> the roger clemens perjury trial and days after it got started gary tells you what happened and the giants start the second half of the season with another extra inning nail biter. gary has all the highlights and sports, he is next. >> so, ah, your seat good? got the mirrors all adjusted? you can see everything ok? just stay off the freeways, all right? i don't want you going out on those yet. and leave your phone in your purse, i don't want you texting. >> daddy... ok! ok, here you go. be careful. >> thanks dad. >> and call me--but not while you're driving. we knew this day was coming. that's why we bought a subaru. >>> all right. good evening, everybody. the giants again show why they are the defending champs. looked like the padres had everything going their way. a one run lead late. cameron flashing the leather to torres. giants could not score. chase, rbi single. he was terrific tonight. 6 innings. it is 1-0. end of the 9th. health bell hangs a curveball and huff delivers his 9th roam run and on they play. 1-1. giants on the verge of ending it but no. they come
on the twists in the news corp. phone hacking scandal coming up next. >>> plus a shocker in the roger clemens trial, the judge declares a mistrial. find out the rookie mistake he said the prosecution made. audrey? >> reporter: it's harry potter mania out there. looks like audrey is having a hard time hearing us, but harry potter fans lined up for the big show tonight. we'll check in with her a little bit later. >> reporter: more than 800 people packed into the theater. >> hard to hear out there, right? >> it's hard when you have those crowds out there. >> it's going to be feign live shot. we'll check in with audrey -- a great live shot. we'll check in with audrey in a little bit.  [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock, paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. [ scoffs ] one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot. i win! oh, man. [ muffled ] congratulations. [ male announcer ] get your own bbq pull
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on the news tab. >>> roger clemens is on for a while in federal court in washington, d.c. as jill brown reports to wjz, clemens is accused of lying to congress about using steroids during his playing career. >> reporter: roger clemens left u.s. district court after a pretrial hearing. inside the courtroom, the superstar pitcher learned that his case may get some help. the judge says he may not allow damaging testimony about steroids from clemens' former teammates. it would be a win for the baseball great who is facing six felony charges. >> let me be clear, i have never taken steroids. >> reporter: prosecutors say clemens lied under oath when he testified before congress in 2008. their star witness will be brian macknamy, clemens' former trainer. >> i told the truth about steroids. i injected those drugs into the body of roger clemens at his direction. >> reporter: he claims he even kept the used needles, which will be key evidence at trial. some of clemens' former teammates, including felly pitcher andy pettitte admit they received injections. >> but the jury may never hear that testim
walks for now. a stunning development today, roger clemens on trial and then suddenly he's not. tonight we'll look at what happened and what's next. >>> help wanted. how bad is this economy right now? this is what it looks like when jobs and opportunities open these days. >>> and why we loved her. on this day when she was laid to rest, some of the humor and honesty and humanity of betty ford in her own words. >> being lady like does not require silence. >> being lady like does not require silence. >>> "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. if you need any further or more graphic evidence of how bad the economy is across this country right now, take a look at these pictures and we'll fill in the stories in just a moment. the human stampede that took place just for the chance at federal housing assistance. and the thousands who showed up for a shot at a job at an auto plant hoping to win the job lottery. because things are so bad, because the stakes are so high, the talks that have been going on in washington to raise the nation's debt c
of the district. federal prosecutors are scrambling after the judge declared a mistrial in rodger clemens' perjury trial. what caused the judge to make the ruling on day two of the trial? >> reporter: testimony had just gotten underway for the day when prosecutors played the jury a portion of roger clemens' testimony before congress and where he denied using steroids. the tape went on too long and the jury heard a portion of the testimony the judge had previously ruled was too prejudicial. the judge lashed ou prosecutors and stormed off the bench. steven durham and his team of federal prosecutors left the courthouse about an hour after the judge declared a mistrial. do you have any comment about what happened, mr. durham? >> under a gag order. >> you have nothing to say about what hap hep -- happened? nothing at all? >> reporter: one member of the team reminded reporters a gag order was still in effect and in court, durham and his team were scolded by a furious judge who said i think if a first- year law student would know you can't bolster the credibility with one witness with clearly inadmissibl
minutes after the hour. here are three things that need to be on your radar. roger clemens goes on trial accused of misleading members of congress over misuse of performance enhancing drugs. >>> president obama's big twitter town hall begins online at 2:00 p.m. eastern today. and the mayor of las vegas is swearing in his wife as his replacement today. mayor goodman was forced to retire for term limits after being in office for 12 years. he says he loves to gamble but mrs. goodman hasn't been on a gambling table for years. >>> three pta moms are accused in a ponzi scheme. the southern california moms took cash from 40 people claiming it would be invested in derry company. they gained the trust of the victims at school events. if convicted the women could face up to 20 years in federal prison. >>> hunting for a new computer? a new report shows which companies keeps customers most satisfied through the entire process. from picking out the computer to paying the bill. the most satisfied buyer are, drum roll please, apple customers. hp and dell also scored high. >>> rough news for smart phone
. >>> roger clemens is back in court for a pretrial for his upcoming perjury case. >> i've never thacken steroids or hgh. >> prosecutors said clemens was lying. prosecutors plan to call a slew of witness including former teammate andy pettitte. the trial starts tomorrow. if convicted, clemens could spend several years in prison. >> federal prison. take another live look outside and stick around. you can see there are some clouds out there. it's a nice afternoon and lot of people are on the water. your complete forecast now two and a half minutes away. >> here's a look at last night's winning multimatch numbers. it's the little things in life that make me smile. spending the day with my niece. i don't use super poligrip for hold because my dentures fit well. before those little pieces would get in between my dentures and my gum and it was uncomfortable. even well-fitting dentures let in food particles. super poligrip is zinc free. with just a few dabs, it's clinically proven to seal out more food particles so you're more comfortable and confident while you eat. so it's not about keeping m
for the attacks. >>> the perjury trial of baseball greats roger clemens started today. prosecutors said they had proof that clemens had used steroids. they had proof that he used needles and cotton balls that had clemens' dna on them. >>> restaurant chains are the only new kids menus in an effort to combat childhood obesity. >> reporter: children on average each one third of meals out. burger king and 17 other restaurant chains agreed to offer healthier alternatives in children's meals. >> i am excited that my kids will be making traces when they are younger that will affect their health later on in life. >> reporter: the restaurants now pledge at least one sodium, low fat, low sugar kids meal. >> it is a beginning. we need to do more. >> reporter: she says better would be only healthy kids meals. >> pair should be asked if they would like to substitute. >> reporter: this pizza chain will be one of the 18th. >> we made an analysis of our food and figured out that a number of them are perfect for kids daily meals. >> reporter: a chicken caesar salad and a curried chicken with yam pizza, made with
for the not-yet-built stadium. >>> the perjury trial began this morning for roger clemens. he and his wife arrived at the federal courthouse in washington, d.c. prosecutors say clemens lived to congress about using performance- enhancing drugs. the defense said it might call wade boggs and david cohn to testify on his behalf. clemens faces 30 years in prison if found guilty. >>> the chancellor is asking for a 12% increase for this coming academic year. that would mean an extra $588 a year for students and that's on top of a 10% increase that was already scheduled to take effect. the new annual tradition would be $5,472 a year. a cal state spokesman says 45% of students receive enough financial aid to cover all of the tuition costs and a substantial portion of the others. >> former san francisco mayor gavin newsom says it's time for his successor to decide whether or not his name will will -- will be on the ballot for governor. lee said he would not run when he probable missed to finish out newsom's final year. that was after newsom was elected lieutenant-governor. >>> president obama stent
clemens in court, the baseball great returns to washington, d.c., to begin his perjury trial. >>> it's like a scene out of a movie. what cause add huge dust cloud out west and more on the impact it had. >>> take a live look outside. we'll have the forecast coming up after the break. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the perjury trial for roger clemens is officially underway. he arrived in court today as both sides began jury selection. roger clemens is charged with perjury and obstruction of congress for comments he made denying the use of steroids in 2008. prosecutorses plan to call his former trainer to say he personally injected the pitcher with hgh. >>> congressional leaders from both parties have accepted an flf taigs to the white house as they try to hammer out a deal on the debt ceiling. the president called on democrats and republicans to approach the negotiations with open minds. so far republican leaders have refused to budge on proposed toll hikes while democrats refused large spending cuts. >> we both have to sit down and be honest. each side has to give. to say there is no person s
york, possibility of a mistrial for roger clemens. pete williams what do you have. >> today based on evidence that was played for the jury the judge is considering granting a defense request for a mistrial. the judge had earlier ruled that the jury could not be told about testimony from andy petit's wife, he's a teammate of roger clemens, his wife according to the government had been told by andy petit that he heard roger clemens' claim that he used steroids, that's hearsay evidence and the judge said he didn't want the jury to hear that. nonetheless this morning prosecutors played an excerpt from the hearing in 2008 at which clemens denied using steroids in which elijah cummings a congressman reads out the deposition from andy petit's wife. that is exactly what the judge said the jury shouldn't hear. the lawyer for roger clemens, rusty hardin immediately asked the judge for a mistrial and the judge said this is a very serious matter. now judges are always reluctant to declare a mistrial, but if it's going to be done i suppose you could say it's more likely early on in the trial t
screen harry potter. >> the nfl lock out is nearing an end and roger clemens trial is over. is there such a thing as a hangover sn if you are the yangees, the answer is yes. this is early today blap >> good morning and welcome back to early today. i'm lynn berry and here are the top headlines this morning. two delta airlines planes collided while taxiing at logan international airport causing damage to one of the plane's tails and the other's wing. one passenger was treated for a possible neck injury. >>> federal prosecutors say an army private was arrested after trying to board an airline flight with a halfous of explosives in his baggage. he stole it while attending a training course, but no evidence he planned to detonate it. the fbi released bundles of cash and dozens of weapons. thiefs from a santa monica apartment from a mob boss james whitey bulger with his long time companion. authorities are trying to figure out where the former fbi most wanted fugitive lived necessary years in california without police knowing. >>> soldiers in western mexico discovered the country
.m. if you saw something, call montgomery county police. >>> coming up next, the roger clemens perjury trial is underway here in the district. prosecutors say they have evidence that proves that he did steroids and lied to congress. >>> plus details on the construction work that will cause major traffic delays in virginia this week. >>> but first, take a look at this incredible picture. it's on viral. look closely there. that is a real crocodile 18 feet long, weighing in at 2 tons. a viewer snapped this photo on a croc tour in australia. they actually loured the animals out of the water with a piece of meat and have given this guy with the appropriate name of bruino. bruin r r lt >> opening arguments began today in the roger clemens perjury trial. prosecutors say needles and cotton balls of his former trainer claims he used to inject the pitcher with tested positive for his dna and steroids. prosecutors say the trainer kept the evidence for years because he didn't trust clemens. clemens is accused of lying to congress about steroids. >>> a traffic alert for drivers in virginia, plus menu cha
against baseball great roger clemens in washington dc. this is video of roger clemens arriving at court today. the feds started their opening statements saying that needles and cotton balls, clemens' former trainer said he used to inject the former star tested positive for dna and anabollic steroids. he says he did not take the drugs and the trainer is fabricating evidence. clemens is on trial for lying to congress about using performance enhancing drugs. if convicted, he could face 30 years in prison. >>> a small dog has led to a big controversy in one valejo neighborhood. mail service to an entire block was suspended after a postal carrier had a run-in with a dog named mocha. but as claudine wong reports, neighbors are not convinced mocha was a threat. >> reporter: for days, mail boxes in this neighborhood sat empty. postal carriers did not come to this block on friday, saturday or monday. the reason, this little dog named mocha. mocha is a 1 1/2-year-old chihuahua who has lived in the neighborhood for a couple of months. >> you know the dog? >> yeah, i met the dog before. >> reporter
.c. in the perjury trial of roger clemens. he is accused of lying to congress during testimony in 2008. roger clemens told a committee he did not use steroids during his career. his former teammates may be called to testify. >> petit is the most difficult witness for roger clemens to deal with. he will say he told me he was using. >> the trainer brian mcnamee testified he provided roger clemens with drugs. >>> you can call it game warming. a studdie says global warming will cut in half the land in california that is suitable for growing grapes. ktvu's tom vacar is live in napa for what that could mean for the wine industry. >>> the damage to premium wine country will take place if average temperatures rise only 2 degrees. that's a conservative estimate. >> reporter: lonely france, italy and spain make more wine than california and global warming threatens the grapes. >> which areas are able to adapt to these changing conditions with low cost practices and which undergo warming that pushes the temperatures into a new threshold. >> here in napa, the average growing season temperature has been 68 degre
3rd. >>> rocket on trial, roger clemens to face justice for allegedly lying about steroids. >>> and a croc shock, tourists in australia get up close and personal with a monster of the deep. captioning funded by cbs >> good morning, everybody and thanks for joining us. i'm betty nguyen. >>> we begin with the brutal and dangerous heat wave that has engulfed much of the nation, the kind of extreme heat that takes your breath away after just a few minutes stepping outside. this morning the high temperatures are moving east. heat advisories, watches and warnings are posted from the central plains all along the eastern seaboard. >>> also this afternoon, for the fourth time in as many days the president and congressional leaders will try to sit down to hash out a budget deal. the talks have stalled and hopes for agreement are fading. the senate republican leader has offered another option, though, while the president issued a dire warning. so let's see how all this shakes out. we take you live to joel brown who is in washington with the latest. >> betty, good morning. short on tim
:00. evidence in question. baseball stars, roger clemens faces prosecutors who say they have proof he used steroids. >>> is it a miracle pill? a possible breakthrough in stopping a.i.d.s. from spreading. >>> and why people attacked a murder suspect. >>> severe storms threatened parts of maryland. we're tracking live first warning doppler radar coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> a wild brawl erupts in a kraus in to coma, washington. corrections officers are escorting a murder suspect. when they rushed in and ambushed them, as you see. officers had to use their tasers to break up the fight. all three of the victims' friends are now facing assault charges. >>> more trouble for casey anthony, and she isn't even out of jail yet. the group that launched a massive search for caylee anthony in 2008, is suing her for over 100,000 dollars. the group says that she allowed them to search, even though she knew kaylee was murdered. >>> in tonight's healthwatch, encouraging news in the fight against a.i.d.s. two new studies showed that the heterosexual partners drastically reduced their chances of getti
of events in the they day old perjury trial of baseball great only -- roger clemens after prosecutor told jurors about evidence that was ruled out of bounds. he was phasing 30 years in prison over suspected use of drugs stemming from this testimony he gave on capitol hill back in 2008. >> i have been accused of something i'm not guilty of. how do you prove a negative? no matter what we discuss here today i'm never going to have my name restored. but i've get to try and set the record straight. let me be clear: i've never taken steroids. >> but today prosecutors played videotape from the same 2008 testimony the judge had explicitly told them not to show. and he claimed the mistake meant he could not give clemens a fair trial. what was the evidence that caused that mistrial? >>jonathan: in the video tape testimony from 2008 this was a reference to the wife of roger clemens former teammate andy bet at this time and in that tape the reference was made about him confirming that her husband told her that roger clemens had, indeed, admitted that he took banned drugs. the judge had ruled her stat
house, thank you, windell. >> a jury hearing opening statements in the hearing of roger clemens. the star pitcher lied under oath about using performance enhancing drugs and clemens could face up to 30 years in prison, if convicted. and it goes back to this statement he made in front of congress back in 2008. >> i have been accused of something i'm not guilty of. how do you prove a negative? no matter what we discuss here today i will never have my name restored. but i've get to try and set the record straight. let me be clear: i've never taken steroids. the jury consists of ten women and two men, and reportedly they include a woman whose cousin coached with the boston red sox while clemens was on the team. but the lawyer who considers u.s. drug laws to be "a bit heavy handed e fox reports chief current live in our new york newsroom. jonathan, the opening arguments wrapped up. what did the press think? >> they reminded the jury in this case, john, that this is not about drug use. it's about lying under oath. and they said that roger clemens knew full well when he raised his righ
begin with breaking news. the judge in the roger clemens perjury trial has just declared a mistrial. nbc's pete williams is in washington, d.c. what's the judge saying about this trial, pete? >> reporter: well, the judge has said he'll decide at a hearing on september 2nd, almost two months from now, where we go from here. this trial had just started yesterday with opening statements from both sides and the prosecutors had begun calling witnesses, but the judge had told the prosecutors in advance that certain evidence was off-limits and one of the things that was off-limits was related to testimony by a friend and former teammate of roger clemens named andy pettitte who had played with him on two major league teams. andy pettitte has said that roger clemens told him he used human growth hormone. clemens says that pettitte is mistaken. what's at issue here is a legal document, sort of sworn statement by the wife of andy pettitte, who says yeah, i heard my husband tell me that roger told him that he used steroids. now, the judge said that the wife's testimony, the wife's statement, was off
of roger clemens. we're learning the judge presiding over clemens' perjury trial declared a mistrial in this case. it's over evidence revealed to the jury that the judge believed would prejudice against the jury in the former baseball star. well, the judge has concluded that the evidence has, and is declaring a mistrial. roger clemens testified before congress three years ago denying that he ever used ever used performance enhancing drugs. his attorney was questioning whether the hearing into the allegations of drug use exceeded congress's authority, whether or not that was even legitimate here. prosecutors are arguing that congress did in fact have a legitimate interest in regulating steroids in baseball because it relates to the u.s. drug policy, but all of this now in question. this case in this trial against former baseball great, roger clemens, because the judge has now claimed a mistrial over evidence that was revealed to the jury. big questions in terms of whether or not this even moves forward. we will have more on this as the details warrant. >>> civilians have been getting
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selection underway in the casey against former all star pitcher roger clemens accuses of lying to congress over drug use. he told a house committee under oath he never used steroids or human growth hormones. my next guest says this is trial is a wait of taxpayers money. a sports radio talk show host and also, gave me my first break in broadcasting some years ago. i will not go into how many years ago it was. great to see you, my friend. all what happened to the bow ties? you used to wear a bow tie. >> back in the day. you are a best guy, does that have any influence on your thoughts about roger clemens at all or anyone else's thoughts on him? all well, you are a red fox fan and bitterness runs deep but i am one of many with a lot of bitterness between roger clemens, the arrogance, the way he handled it and the federal dollars wasted on him because of arrogance and he paraded around capitol hill taunting the house to try to do something about it and he misremembered the facts, and go guy andy pettitte and him are on different sides. he is a great villain in sports history. >> he has to go t
very much. >>> baseball legend roger clemens was in court today to face charges that could send him to prison. he's accused of lying under oath for using performance- enhancing drugs during his playing career. we have the latest from federal court in washington. >> reporter: inside the courtroom, the superstar pitcher learned that his case may get some help. the judge says he may not allow damaging testimony about steroids from clemens' former teammates. it would be a win for the baseball great who is facing six felony charged. >> i have never taken steroids. >> reporter: prosecutors say clemens lied under oath when he testified before congress in 2008. their star witness will be brian mcin amy. >> i told the truth of steroids. i injected those drugs into the body of roger clemens at his direction. >> reporter: he claims he over kept the use needles, which will be key evidence at trial. some of clemens' former teammates, including fellow pitcher andy pettitte, admit they received injections, but the jury may never hear that testimony from pettitte. the judge likely will not allow it
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some bengay or icy hot or something. >>> and the former all star roger clemens is accused of lying under oath about steroid use but there he is signing autographs. prosecutors messed up big time showing jurors banned video evidence. it's a big goof. the judge said a first-year law student would have known better. we find out in september whether the case will be retried. let's go to pablo torre. this was amazing, the legal wrangling has been going on in this case for years. it's cost taxpayers a lot of money. >> this is incredibly humiliating for federal prosecutes, the government including the fbi, has spent millions of dollars hunting roger clemens and now after day two of his trial for perjury, they need what amounts to a redo, which is obviously far more acceptable in a round of golf than it is in a perjury trial. and the judge, as you said, goes off on the federal prosecutors and for any fans out there who argued and maintained from the start it was a waste of money to prosecute and try baseball players with tax dollars, this is really proof that they were right in the beginni
clemens, hall of -- may be hall of famer, he gets a walk at this point for the famous pitcher, he walks away from his federal perjury trial after a mistrial was declared two days in. we'll see what's in his legal future, is he off the hook or could he possibly say we'll get you back to court after a later date. >>> first the runway collision between two jets in boston last night, nearly 300 people were on board two delta jets preparing to take off from logan international. both departures became to an abrupt start. sera congi is from wbz in boston this morning. >> reporter: both were preparing to take off when this collision happened. no one was seriously injured. the passengers we talked with say they felt a jolt and that was pretty shocking but overall, everyone remained calm. it happened about :40 thursday evening, the wing of delta flight 266, a jumbo jet, clipped the tail of a delta commuter flying as atlantic southeast flight 1904 heading for raleigh, north carolina. those in the cockpit remained car. >> we're gonna have to wait for a moment. i think we clipped the flight of the o
. >>> in other legal news, roger clemens may be off the hook for good now that his perjury case ended in a mistrtrl. a judge in washington said clemens couldn't receive a fair trial after prosecutors showed the jury inadmissible evidence. clemens is charged with lying to congress about using performance-enhancing drugs. he'll find out in september if the case will be retried or dismissed altogether. >>> the president and congressional negotiators are taking a break from budget talks today. but mr. obama will again take his case to the public with his second news conference of the week. there are the slightest signs a compromise might be in the works. it would allow the president to raise the debt limit while cutting an equal amount in taxes. but what if there's no deal? john hendren looks at the doomsday scenario. >> reporter: if the debt talks fail, the government will have to start choosing in less than three weeks. >> we're running out of time. and the eyes of the country are on us and the eyes of the world are on us. >> reporter: next month the government will take in $172 billion
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